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assad is expressing confidence he can ride on deadly chaos in his wore torn country. 13,000 people have been killed so far since the widespread fighting between assad ace g's government and riots began. thousands are being killed every week in that country. they are predicting 100,000 more could be killed. 3,000 are killed every day. what about assad and his future and the future of his nation. joining us a former ambassador of the united nations john volt. >> glad to be with you. >> there seems to be a stalemate. what in your view do you think will finally tip this? which way? >> i am not sure it's going to be tipped one way or the other any time soon. assad has been cleared for quite sometime he does not intend to relinquish power voluntarily. and he has reason to think that he can hang on as long as russia and iran continue to finance and supply him. they have been the bedrock of his offenses and the opposition while it made gains has not been able to shatter his regime has not been able to push him out. i think the prospect of this going on as it is thousands of silians being killed
, anne-marie slaughter and ian bremer who i will ask to gaze into their crystal balls. will assad fall, will israel bomb iran, and will the euro zone finally break apart? >>> then the fiscal cliff. the view from across the pond. how did our political process look from a perch overseas and what will it all mean for the u.s. economy and the global economy? >>> also, will this be india's awakening? the nation confronts its own dark corners after a despicable deadly act. i'll look at some parallels with america's recent tragic school shooting. >>> first, here's my take. the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is a small victory for sanity, but what it says about the future is somewhat bleak. washington will probably lurch from crisis to crisis kicking problems forward and placing band aids small solutions on those it does address. there will likely be no large-scale initiative on tax reform, entitlement reform, energy policy, probably even immigration reform and this is the real worry. because beyond the self-inflicted crisis of the cliff and the forthcoming debt ceiling, the united states face
to be real -- the change house to be real. i think president assad has to respond to this aspiration of his people rather than resisting it. >> for more on that resistance, i spoke with the u.s. state department's formal -- former special advisor now out the atlantic council's career center for the middle east. thank you for coming in. believe me, they are trying to be diplomatic. it is time for assad to go, but is he making any push to go? >> i think is going to be very difficult for him to be -- to make progress in light of what president assad had to say a few days ago in the damascus opera house. i think that mr. beldini -- mr. bohimi at this point is placing an emphasis on getting support from americans and others. the transitional government of national unity, so to speak, that the united states and russia would try to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >> i do not detect a shift in the posit
community has been quick to condemn syrian president bashar al assad's plan for peace in war-torn countries. the first speech called "beyond hypocritical." addressing supporters, described the opposition as terrorists and slaves of foreign power. he went on to support the national dialogue to end the 21-no conflict. assad these talks could create a national charter on syria's future, which he put to a referendum. while the opposition dismissed the proposals saying they're aimed at wrecking current diplomatic efforts. we frort amman's neighboring jordan. in an opera house in central damascus, packed with cheering supporters, the syrian president gave his first speech since june last year. he did not reveal any breakthrough to end the conflict but said every syrian had an ethical duty to fight rebels he linked with al qaeda. >> they are terrorists who follow al qaeda's philosophy. they call themselves jihaddist. they come from across the world and are leading terror operations on the ground. after they fail to achieve anything, they have been relegated to the back lines and all they do is kid
>>> issue three. assad's call to arms. >> syria's president, bashar al- assad issued a call for a quote unquote total national mobilization. to defeat syrian nationals rebelling against him. the conflict is nearly two years old. it is estimated to have killed more than 60,000 people. assad's speech hammered home how far out of reach a political answer is to the civil war now raging. the u.n., by the way, is describing the hostility as a civil war. assad was addressing an audience of loyalists in the opera house in central e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e importance of total mobilization. "syria will only exit this calamity by converting this energy into a total national mobilization to save the country from the clutches of a crisis that has no precedent in this region." the address marked president assad's first address to the nation in more than six months. he denies there was a popular uprising against his family's rule. now in he called the conflict and insurgency a handful of syrians and many foreigners, terrorists holding the views of al qaeda. they call themselves jihaddists and we
is assad. you thought last year he would have fallen by now. most people did. it looks like a better prediction this year, but it seems as though it's even conceivable that he could wait out 2013 or no? >> no, i don't think so. i would say he hasn't fallen yet, but we're now into the end game where it's clear he's going to fall and just a question of how long, not just we're predicting, we want him out, but he really is on his way out. i don't think there is any way he will survive 2013, but i'm not convinced there will be a government to replace him by the end of 2013. >> why has he stayed there as long? i was more skeptical that he would fall quickly and the reason was simple. a very strong army and they have been incredibly brutal in their willingness to use it against the rebels. >> that's part of it. it's a real state. this is not like -- this is a real state but look what happened to the sunnis in iraq. they took their cue from that. they know it's not going to be pretty aftermath and they had external support. the russians and the chinese diplomatically and the iranians milita
of high-end knit wear. now to syria where president bashar al assad made a rare speech and was in rare form today as he blasted the opposition and defiantly resisted international calls for him to step down. cnn's mohammed jamjun joins us from syria. this was his first speech since june. what was his message? >> his message was similar. as rare as that has been in the past whenever he has spoken. he remains entrenched, defiant. he defied international calls for him to step down. he blamed what was happening in syria as a foreign conspiracy. called the opposition terrorists and traitors, and denied there was a revolution going on in syria. said it wasn't a fight between the government and the opposition, but rather a fight between sir yarks the holeland and its enemy. and here's what he had to say about that point. >> translator: this is a conflict between authority and power or between the enemies of the homeland. this is a conflict between those who wanted to take revenge against the people. to fragment syria. those are the enemies of the people. and the enemies of god. and the enemie
>> this is the journal" -- "journal" from dw. syrian president bashar al-assad comes up with a peace plan that his opponents say is nothing. in sports news, we will have more of that coming up. the conflict in syria has been going on for close to two years. experts say the end is still a very long way away. refugees continue to flow over to the borders into neighboring nations. jordan says it has 9000 in just the past week, mostly women and children. syria's leader has made it no place for joy. it was his first public speech in more than a year. president assad refuses to talk to the opposition, whom he calls puppets created by the west. opponents say the speech was designed to avoid a diplomatic solution to the civil war. >> bashar al-assad took center stage at the damascus opera house. fighting rages on the outskirts of the capital, but his forces still hold the city center. in his address, the syrian president maintain the defiant rhetoric he has since the start of the conflict. he accused foreign powers and terrorists of meddling in the syrian affairs. >> revolutiona
shard al assad and had kidnapped by terrorists. the human rights activists the militia supporting assad abducted the victims. an envoy warps the country is break up before everyone's eyes. the u.n. security council is urged to do something now >> >> syria is being destroyed bit by pit. in destroying syria, the region is being pushed into a, you niece situation that is extremely bad and extremely important for the entire world. he wants the council to take concrete action to protect sovereignty in the rights of its people. the security council has been divide on this conflict. the united states and other we were country dees manneded that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.country president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.weste ct president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.e count that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.rne cou that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administr
and condemns bashar al-assad but they're also not helping the rebels. >> rose: we conclude with a lo at two recent elections in the middle east, one in jordan and one in israel. we talk with jordan's ambassador to the united nations prince bin ra'ad and efraim halevy. >> when we first heard the rumblings of the arab spring some may have thought that thises with a train that was passing through the station in and out. i think his majesty understood full well that these were seismic rumblings. and the region has had for a long time been bereft of real refos. his majesty began earlier on. and i think you know now felt that for those who had a vested interest in the stat usco, this is their time to understand-- status quo, this is their time to understand something is changing. >> there is something much more deep that going to happen in the months to am come and there have before been a few indications of this in the last 48 hoursment and that is that the problem of the relationship between religion and state between those who are orthox and traworthodox an thoho are to a large extent secular,
and the religion of syria's president assad. if he is overthrown, will all alawites become targets? >>> and bob faw on what some catholic school systems are doing to try to survive? >> our educational system was imploding. enrollment-wise, finance wise, something radical, radical surgery had to be done. >> announcer: major funding for "religion & ethics news weekly" is dedicated to i founder's interest in religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual group and retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the january henson foundation, and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. arguments continue over the so-called "fiscal cliff" deal approved this week in the fina minutes of the 112th congress. and religious groups are among those weighing in. the family research council criticized the deal for not including spending cuts and entitlement reforms. meanwhile, leaders of the christian group bread for the world said while the measure
attack into aleppo. but when president bashar al-assad stood up and made that speech in the operahouse in damascus earlier this month, i think we really saw that actually he's very emboldened. that he feels that time is on his side. that he does still enjoy the support of the army, which is very significant in terms of effecting the rebel's ability to push further forward. and that he has managed to persuade the minority groupsing the alowiti we which he is a member and the christians that this is essentially a fight for their survival income a sensement and that therefore they should maintain their loyalty to bashar al-assad. so at the moment you are really stuck in this stalemate, with the rebels sort of moving forward one day and then back the next day, and bashar al-assad not really needing to make any progress to maintain what he already has, and of course with the support of the russians and the iranians. >> so if you look at the rebels, are they organized? >> no, no, they are not organized. and this is a discussion i've been having with rebels for the year that i have been going
, bashar al-assad, giving his first public address in more than six months. denouncing growing opposition against him and showing no signs of backing down. leland vitter is following this live from our middle east bureau. what else did we hear? >> essentially this is the same old from president assad. he acknowledged, we're at war. he also offered up this peace plan of sorts, some kind of negotiations with the cease-fire. essentially it's the same thing he's offered in the past. it's important to note he's giving russians diplomatic fire power. you guys wanted me to talk about having a new government. i'm happy to talk about it and give the rebels a chance to pass, which they did. it's important to look at the optics. a cheering crowd in damascus at the opera hall and it was given live on states television and meant to rally the troops, especially the are regime royals. they control much of syria in the army and air force. rebels said this was a disgrace and they have no interest in talking while president assad is in power and they'll continue their fight. they have zero in terms of nego
. president bashar al assad has refused to negotiate. assad addressed his supporters on sunday. he proposed a new constitution and a national referendum to approve it. he branded his opponents puppets of the west. brahimi met with assad last month telling the bbc the president's proposals are no different from ones he's put forward before. >> i think that what people are saying is that family ruling for 40 years is a little bit wrong. so the change has to be real. >> opposition leaders welcomed the remarks. brahimi is set to meet with russian diplomats with close ties to the assad government on friday. >>> rebel commanders have freed dozens of iranians in a prison exchange or prisoner exchange deal with the syrian government. the assad regime agreed to release more than 2,000 captives in return. it's the largest prisoner swap since the uprising against assad's government began nearly two years ago. iran's state-run media said 48 iranians held for five months arrived at a damascus hotel after their release. opposition fighters seized the iranians near the city in august and initially threat
. >> and it's time for assad to get out of the way. the united states believes that president assad should step away. the world will not waiver. assad must go. >> you repeatedly said that president assad needs to go. >> right. >> starting two years ago. >> right. >> and yet, 60,000 syrians are dead and he is still in office. >> right. >> what does it take for america to intervene? >> well, i think we have been very actively involved. until recently, there was no credible opposition coalition, and i cannot stress strongly enough how important that is. you cannot even attempt a political solution if you don't have a recognized force to counter the assad regime. >> secretary panetta recently said that president assad had chemical weapons ready to go, locked and loaded, ready to go. the red line used to be when he moved those chemical weapons, and now would the u.s. actually permit him to use them? >> no, no. and president obama has been very clear about that. we laid down the red line on chemical weapons, because that could have far-reaching effects beyond even the street-to-street fighting t
making news now. >>> a show of defiance today from syrian president, bashar al assad. in front of his supporters, the syrian leader gave his first public speech since june and effectively thumbed his nose at the international community, insisting his vision of syria's future will lead the country out of crisis. al assad also refused to work with the opposition, calling them "enemies of god who will go to hell." al assad has lost all legitimacy and he has to step down, the state department says. >>> search is on right now for famed fashion director vittorio missoni. he, his wife and four others were on a plane that disappeared off the coast of venezuela this weekend. he helps lead a fashion empire worth millions of dollars. >>> as you drone attack killed 17 suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region today that strike near the afghan border injured three, according to intelligence sources. it follows two similar attacks last week, one of which killed a taliban commander. >>> 130 trained mountain rescuers are combing a five-mile area east of seattle. they are looking for this man, 2
a more affordable clothing line for target. >>> now to syria, where president bashar al assad made a rare speech and was in rare form today as he blasted the opposition and defiantly resisted international calls for him to step down. here is cnn's mohammed jamjoon. >> reporter: in a rare public speech on saturday, syria president bashar al assad rediamond fi yant and entrenched, blaming a conspiracy for the turmoil in syria d standing firm against global calls for him to step down. al assad denied his forces were behind the violence that brought so much misery to syria these past 21 months and accused for runners of helping to fuel terrorism on the ground there. >> translator: those are the enemies of the people. and the enemies of god. and the enemies of god will go to hell. >> reporter: al assad's speech deliver nerd an opera hall in damascus was punctuated by loud bursts of applause by the audience who chanted with our hearts with our souls, we will sacrifice four, assad. during the end of this speech, he offered a plan to end the crisis in syria, a plan that includes a national dialog
's embattled president, bashar al assad. nbc's stephanie gosk monitoring developments for us tonight from cairo. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. bashar al assad does not show up in public much these days. his last speech was back in june. he spoke live today to his country, conceding nothing and as defiant as ever. in a packed opera theater in damascus, supporters jumped to their feet and cheered for syria's president. "we will die for you," they shouted. the syrian leader did propose a new political solution to syria's conflict, a cease-fire, national reconciliation. eventually, a new constitution. but most of his address seemed to prove just how far off that possibility really is. he called the opposition terrorists, puppets of the west. assad said his government will not negotiate until regional countries stop funding rebel fighters. >> he still thinks that much of the opposition is fundamentally illegitimate. he blames them for the violence. he is trying to remind his foreign sponsors in places like iran and russia that he still is interested in a fight. >> repor
died. the destruction and death could have been avoided if president assad's regime had not ruthlessly suppressed it was started as a peaceful protest. now it is a civil war and the u.n. had harsh words for the way the world has responded. >> we have failed, collectively, internationally, whether you are talking about the u.n. or individual governments or neighboring countries, we have all failed as this conflict has gone spiraling down the hill. the number of casualties appears to have gone up between the summer of 2011 and the summer of 2012. 5 times as many people being killed. >> the diplomacy is no match for the logic. in damascus, we saw on these are rebel fighters preparing for a long war sending increasingly dangerous waves of instability out into the world's most volatile regions. >> jeremy joins me now from london. we have known that the fighting is terrible and syria. what we did not know is how many people have been killed there. >> this latest report has raised the roll call of the dead. the question is will this change anything in terms of the international failure to dea
in the two years since the revolution. we travelled to homs, a city divided. those who are with assad live a normal life. those who oppose him have been devastated. opposition fighters glide downey's lanes. so do civilians contract in the middle. >> record profits for one stock while apple takes a plunge. what is shaking the world of tech? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in cities across egypt today, thousands clashed violently with police. protesting the lack of change since the revolution began two years ago. the tear gas, street battles, and slogans are the same. the demonstrators say the politics are the same, too. we go to our correspondent in tahrir square tonight. >> a short while ago, the entire area behind me was shrouded in tear gas. the thousands of protesters have thinned out because of that. there are still hundreds in the square behind me. a lot of the protests across the country have turned violent. we have had confirmation from the health ministry the over 200 people have been injured in protests. we have had confirmation of five
meet the bomb makers. we go inside of the fight against bashar al-assad just as israeli warplanes carried out a strike in syrian territory. america's gun debate moves to capitol hill where a congresswoman who was shot herself makes it difficult personal plea. >> it will be hard but the time it is now. you must act. >> we used to love our blackberries, now the company is moving into smart phones. we love them, too? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the war in syria is more complicated after israeli warplanes struck a military target inside of syrian territory. there are conflicting reports about what it was. and military research facility was hit, but that has been disputed. there has been no official confirmation from israel. i spoke to the chief international correspondent a few moments ago. what can you tell us about what was hit? >> we had two different accounts. we had reports that israeli jets for the first time had bombed a convoy of weapons heading from syria towards lebanon to support hezbollah. hezbollah has been expressing its c
sign, by which israel is warning both hezbollah and assad that israel is well aware of what is going on. >> israelis fear for their safety. the air strikes marked an escalation in the conflict. now syria says it reserves the right to retaliate. >> in a separate development, the united nations has accused israel of violating the rights of palestinians by continuing to build settlements on occupied land. the united nations human rights council meeting in geneva called israel's settlement building creeping annexation and called on the country to stop the practice and remove all jewish settlers from the west bank. israel is boycotting the meeting as it accuses the council of bias. joining us now for more on these stories is our middle east correspondent. can the region afford a new conflict between syria and israel first of all? >> certainly not. the whole region is in turmoil, weather we look at nigeria, mali, egypt -- whether we look at nigeria, mali, egypt. this was really meant as a warning shot against syria, but then again, the region is very volatile. you do not know how people react
are with assad live a normal life. those who oppose him have been devastated. opposition fighters glide downey's lanes. so do civilians contract in the middle. >> record profits for one stock while apple takes a plunge. what is shaking the world of tech? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in cities across egypt today, thousands clashed violently with police. protesting the lack of change since the revolution began two years ago. the tear gas, street battles, and slogans are the same. the demonstrators say the politics are the same, too. we go to our correspondent in tahrir square tonight. >> a short while ago, the entire area behind me was shrouded in tear gas. the thousands of protesters have thinned out because of that. there are still hundreds in the square behind me. a lot of the protests across the country have turned violent. we have had confirmation from the health ministry the over 200 people have been injured in protests. we have had confirmation of five people having been killed in a demonstration. all this on the day president morsi said he
that the fall of assad will in some way end this crisis or will that launch the beginning of a larger syrian civil war? >> well, the challenge that we have is that the longer this conflict goes on, the more the country will implode. and so for the first time, again, there's talk of is there going to be a fragmentation of syria. the breakup into different smaller states, which i think would be catastrophic and something we'd be reeling from for decades to come. but the longer it goes the nastier it gets. anybody saying bushar's regime has weeks doesn't know the reality on the ground. they still have capability. so i give them a strong showing, at least for the first half of 2013. >> why is it that the army has not gone to assad and said you have to leave? in other words, there's been relatively little defection at that highest level. help us understand what the dynamic is that keeps the regime together? >> well, the regime was based on leadership that gives us a lot of its strength. and, again, part of the problem is with some of the minorities, especially if you look at the christians and th
and tightening the noose around bashar al-assad, the regime is forced to use air force more for bombing and aiming at the positions. the question is, how many civilians is the regime willing to kill to stay in power? it looks line they are willing to kill as many as they have to or can in order to keep president assad in the capital of damascus. >>gregg: thank you, leland. now we have managing director of the washington institute and former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council, michael singh, with 60,000 reported dead and the number is likely a lot larger than that. is the international community powerless to stop this? or lacking the well? >>guest: it is an astonishing number and reflects the changing dynamics. you had attacks where the regime is engaged in that report and the increased effectiveness of rebels. we have said all along time is not on the united states side. inaction is a policy that will lead to a worsening of the situation. that is what we have seen now in the third year. >>gregg: do you think the united states and allies should inter
morning with us. take a listen to this. that is an audience in syria cheering for their president assad. he made a rare speech in damascus and at one point the crowd was cheering blood ask sacrifice must be for you, assad. tens of thousands of syrians have been killed and even more have fled their homeland. cnn's mohammed jamjoon is watching things from beirut. break down for us what he had to say. >> well, randi, assad remained defiant and he gave a rambling speech in which he blamed a conspiracy for what was going on in syria and he denied his military was the cause of the violence that has engulfed the country for 21 months. he called the opposition there terrorists and traitors. any solution for any kind of peace or political solution in syria must come from within syria and must be the solution that he delivers. he stood firm against calls by the international community and the syrian opposition for him to step down. and, by the end of it, he did offer what he was calling an initiative in which there would be a national dialogue, a conference, a new charter for a new constitution.
prolonged period change house to be real -- the change house to be real. i think president assad has to respond to this aspiration of his people rather than resisting it. >> for more on that resistance, i spoke with the u.s. state department's formal -- former special advisor now out the atlantic council's career center for the middle east. thank you for coming in. believe me, they are trying to be diplomatic. it is time for assad to go, but is he making any push to go? >> i think is going to be very difficult for him to be -- to make progress in light of what president assad had to say a few days ago in the damascus opera house. i think that mr. beldini -- mr. bohimi at this point is placing an emphasis on getting support from americans and others. the transitional government of national unity, so to speak, that the united states and russia would try to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >>
there was a surprise nationwide address by the dictator bashar al-assad andddres what he had to say was a cause for worry. it was his first speech in six months and assad said he won't step down and he won't negotiate with the rebels. the civil war there has spilled over syria's borders from time to time so now u.s. soldiers have landed in turkey to man patriot missiles on the border. holly williams is ourrder. correspondent in turkey reporting from istanbul tonight. holly, why do the turks wanty, these patriot missile batteries?es >> reporter: well, scott, turkey asked its nato allies-- including the united states-- toes-- provide patriot missiles because of fears that syria might use chemical weapons.e the turkish are nervous firstly because they have openly backedr the rebels in syria's civil war and secondly because they share a 600 mile long border with syria and we've already seen fighting spilling across that border. these six missile batteries are aimed at detering a much bigger inversion, they're capable of intercepting missiles and aircraft and they would be usedd they to defend turk
: a rare public appearance of assad addressing torn nation. for first time in six months. leland vitter has more. >> this speech is a combination of the same old, same old, all the rebels are terrorists. we're going to continue to fight and win this war, but it also provided a little bit of diplomatic cover not only for the syrians but also for their allies so the russians can now say, look, assad offered a peace plan and rebels won't talk. they would call it optics and they are important here. assad trying to get control live on state tv. a reminder that a large number of syrians support him especially among the upper class. despite offers for negotiation he was clear he has no intention of leaving and will win this civil war. to the past 20 ms. he says the rebels, we are seeing a growing number of fighters from foreign countries and much more turning syria into a islamic state. rebels say they aren't interested while assad is power. assad has shown he has well more than nine lives of a cat. last summer the state department said they thought damascus would fall within 36 hours. clearly ass
began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president made no mention of that happening today in de mass cass. stephanie gosk, nbc news, cairo. >>> faithful attendees of the popular desert festival burning man are feeling a little left out by the latest hike in ticket prices. how much more a weekend ticket could cost some folks and what the options are for people wh
president bashar al-assad succeeded his father in 2000. confident that democracy would be established under his rule. now she has turned against the syrian president. >> our future depends on getting read of bashar al-assad. if he stays in power, we will not have a future. he has destroyed us, and now our children are paying the price. >> there were forced to leave when government forces stormed their villages. the cross into syria every now and then to help people stranded along the border. >> that situation is tragic. no water, no medicine. i have not seen aid agencies reaching these areas and the numbers are starting to increase. >> how can people survive under such circumstances? >> not far from here, the violence brand -- grinds on. those who are already here are forced to wait to be reunited with their loved ones. there are high hopes among the thousands of syrian refugees in turkey that peace and stability will finally prevail in 2013. then they can go back home. but they insist that president bashar al-assad and his regime should be excluded from any political deal. >> hundreds of s
, the defiance has not shifted president assad. homs has seen some of the worst fighting. our reporter has returned for this special report. >> some of the heaviest fighting happened here. this neighborhood came to symbolize a brutal conflict. a ferocious government offensive after the opposition, it was an assault on an entire community. after nearly one year, life is slowly returning. rubbish collectors are on the job. a small sign the government is back on the street. some families are starting to come home. how is life here, i asked. could not be better, he replied. he gives an anxious look at the soldiers escorting us. a repair shop is back in business. it is not much of a bicycle, but he makes it work. it is what life is like here. >> services are very good. before, life was more difficult. things are getting better day by day. >> it is still a fragile calm, but good enough for children to play on the street. even they do not take notice when guns go off in the distance. it is part of their life now. scenes like this make you wonder. what is it like to grow up here? [gunfire] the opp
. this was the big concern that president assad would try to divert attention from the disarray among arab states and the number of ad asserts that he has and focus attention on the jewish state. it is a very dangerous game because israel has made it clear that whether it comes from lebanon or syria, it will retaliate with the full force that has and it does have a lot of force. >> the regional implications of this. thank you. inside of syria, conditions are worsening and opposition fighters are going to dangers links to win the war. that includes building weapons. they have seen evidence on how the syrian forces have made their weapons. >> somewhere near the border, the free syrian army is trying to get its chemistry exactly right. with the help of the a bit old- fashioned force. here, they mix the are the stages of nitroglycerin, using ingredients they have made themselves. the rebels insist that we not reveal exactly where they are. their main expert has already been arrested three times. homemade explosives are an important weapon in the fight against the syrian government. these bomb makers
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